Medicaid To Fund More Addiction Treatment January 7, 2016 Some Medicaid plans will now get federal funding for 15 days of inpatient treatment. But Pennsylvania fears the new rule will close a loophole the state has been using to pay for longer stints.
ACA Insurers Sweeten Plans With Free Doctor Visits January 4, 2016 Some insurers are betting that lowering the barrier to seeing a doctor will encourage people to get needed care sooner. If it works, the health plans could save more than they spend on the benefit.
Should You Buy Insulin Without A Prescription? December 14, 2015 Versions sold that way are based on older formulas, and make tight control of blood sugar harder. But they are cheaper and might save the life of a diabetic patient whose alternative is to go without.
Uninsured Face Average $969 Penalty In 2016 December 9, 2015 Average penalties are set to rise 47 percent next year for Americans who can afford insurance but choose to remain uncovered, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.
2016 PPO Plans Remove Out-Of-Network Cost Limits December 3, 2015 A trend among this year’s marketplace plans leaves some consumers responsible for potentially unlimited out-of-network health care bills, even though they chose plans in which they thought they had some financial protections.